Schooner Adventure at Maritime Gloucester

Schooner Adventure, Gloucester
4 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-8079

Schooner Adventure at Maritime Gloucester is a 122 foot historic wooden dory fishing schooner built in 1926 in Essex, MA. Originally constructed of white oak and yellow pine, she was designed as a “knockabout”- without a bowsprit for the safety of the crew. The Schooner Adventure is listed on the National register of Historic Places, an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures, and the flagship of Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port, founded in 1623. She is being restored to serve as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage and to the over 5,000 fishermen who sailed out of Gloucester and never returned. The Schooner Adventure will sail from the Harriet Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester as a floating museum with hands-on education about the vessel, the men who sailed the vessel, the history of dory fishing on the Grand Banks and –of course- the fish and what has become of one of the most productive fisheries in the world. 


10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Memorial Day Weekend to Mid-September.


Dockside Tours: $10.00; $7.50 Seniors (60+); $5.00 Children (12 and under).

Driving Directions: 

Harriet Webster Pier is located at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester.

Site Notes & Advisories: 

Adventure’s complete restoration serves as an example of historic vessel preservation in accordance with guidelines prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service’s “National Maritime Initiative. The vessel will serve as a dockside attraction when not sailing and will be open.


  • Family Friendly


  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Weddings
  • Partnership Grants
  • Maritime Theme Trail
  • Museums

Property Owner/Organization: 

Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead